Nickel 3 Doors Back Down at Meathead

Nickel 3 Doors Back Down at Meathead

Not sure about that title, but we’re going to go with it. 6 pax posted at Meathead yesterday for another humid October morning. Urlacher was going to Q, but then he went out of town on some quail hunting boondoggle, so I picked it up. Trying to mix up my usual auto-generated Spotify playlist, I went for the 00s Rock Anthems. The last two songs were Nickelback and 3 Doors Down, hence the backblast name.

Warm up:

  • SSH x 20 IC
  • 2H swings x 10
  • Windmills x 10 IC
  • 2H swings x 10
  • Prying squat x 2 IC
  • 2H swings x 10

Main Event:

First up is day 2 of the Wolf for 5 sets (1:2 work:rest ratio, which worked out to ~1:00 on/2:00 off):

  • DFS x 5
  • DMP x 5
  • DCL x 5
  • DFS x 5

That was fun!

Easy strength to bring the HR back down:

4 sets of each of the following (perform all sets of each exercise before moving on to the next):

  1. 5 single-leg deadlifts per leg
  2. 5 seated presses
  3. 10 lawnmowers per side
  4. 5 double swings

Static holds – :20 double overhead, :20 double rack, :20 double farmer, 1:00 rest x 4

COT: Thanks to Orange Whip for taking us out.


  • Blood drive – October 29th at Matthews Town Hall. Get signed up!
  • Beer Mile – October 15th at SCMS. Talk to Hoover and get on the #beermile Slack channel to get in the loop.


  • Thanks to the pax for joining me and following my lead. It’s always good to have company for grueling workouts like this one and the mumblechatter keeps things moving. I don’t think Orange Whip had joined us for bells since crushing it at the Functional Strength Challenge several months ago. It was also good to have Hoover back now that the IPC, BRR, Ville 2 Ville, and the Charlotte Beer Half Marathon are done. #mrCSAUP
  • 5 is the maximum number of sets we’ll do of the Wolf. Next week, we go back to 3 sets, but cut the work:rest ratio to 1:1.5. Then we add a set each week to get back to 5. Should be fun.
  • The playlist had some hits and misses. At one point, an AC/DC song came up and Hoover commented on the fact that it was a late 70s band. However, the song was from the 00s (I prefer their older stuff). Ending with Nickelback and 3 Doors Down was rough.
  • The Anvil pax were kind enough to monkey hump us toward the end of our workout. Good to see Udder. Bad to see Udder’s 6 bobbing in front of us while holding 100+ lbs. of bells overhead.
  • The Worm is scheduled to Q on Monday, but has been under the weather. Get better soon! If he can’t make it, Mighty Mite will call someone up from the bullpen.
  • I’m pretty sure Hoover agreed to Q next Wednesday. I was nice enough to ask him during the workout rather than when we were both half into our cars.



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